Big, Beautiful Eyes

Big, mesmerizing eyes are a dream for many women, and a reality for only a few. Good news! There are a few, simple makeup cheats that will help you achieve that desired doe-eyed look.

Winged lashes: that classy look (best achieved by liquid liner in my opinion) really thickens the lash line. Perfecting this look can require some practice but after a few tries, you’ll be doing it in your sleep. I wear this look almost every day, and would say I’m a bit of a pro. One trick I use is placing my index finger on the outside corner of my eye and lightly pulling the skin back towards my ear. It’s much easier to draw a straight line when the skin is pulled taut. This is how I wear it, for a dramatic but clean look:

OK, I got a little lucky in the eye department.

OK, I got a little lucky in the eye department.

White eyeliner: A common mistake women make is lining their entire eye in black, which actually closes off the eye and emphasizes the edges in a negative way. Lining the top lid is totally encouraged, but tightlining (lining the moist space between the lash line and the eye) on the lower lids in white gives the illusion that the eye is larger.

Brighten the inner corners: Use a light shade like off white, or slightly lighter than your skin color, or a light reflecting shadow on the inner corners of the eyes to make the eyes look farther apart, and therefore more modelesque.  Just be sure to not get too close to the tear ducts with this as it can cause irritation.

 

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